Fort Vancouver Mobile - A video overview

Courtesy of: Research Assistant Aaron May of Washington State University Vancouver's Creative Media and Digital Culture program. Produced in 2011.

Video highlights from the apps (36-minute version)

This montage provides a sampling of some of the video media in the Fort Vancouver Mobile apps. This app is much more than just a video distribution system, but these videos show the variety of content, from expositional segments to new journalism to those intended to prompt the development of interactive narratives.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Getting Internet access to The Village

The first obstacle for Fort Vancouver Mobile to overcome: Getting strong Internet access to the area in which we plan to embed content (The Village). The Village is in an urban setting, adjacent to I-5 and state Highway 14,  but surprisingly not covered by any source of WiFi. There is a weak open signal that intermittently appears in The Village, but there is no way we could rely on that for content delivery. So one of our first tasks is to set up the infrastructure with the goal in mind of being able to deliver high-quality video to anywhere in that area. Forrest Burger of RiverBend Productions has been leading that effort and has identified ClearWire, a WiMax-like carrier service, as a possible solution. We'll meet with them soon while exploring other options. This is not an optional step. So the sooner we can get this resolved, the better.

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